Monday, November 5, 2012

A Bathroom Throne

Well...the title to this post is a little misleading.  I know some people like to call their potty a throne but I'm not gonna ever write about that kind of throne.  The kind of throne I'm talking about is pretty and comfy and a wonderful place for our girl to sit while she does her nails.  No joke...our girl does her nails almost every. single. day!  So she is my Nail Painting Queen and this is her throne... 

This little stool goes with an antique vanity that has been mine for over 25 years.  The vanity sits in my foyer now but the stool has sat in our girl's bathroom ever since we moved to this house last year.  My mom reupholstered it when I was 15 and this is how it has looked up until last week. 

It matched my window valances in my room at the time and I have lived with this fabric on this stool ever since.  It has held up well but since it now lives in our girl's bathroom we decided it was time for a change.  I ripped off all the pink and white fabric and got out these supplies:

Since I cannot sew, I busted out the Stitch Witchery (Witchery Stitchery is what I call it!) and started measuring and ironing.  The fabric is leftover from my cousin's baby shower from the spring.  I bought it at JoAnn's.  This fabric is the cording on her baby bedding for her son's nursery.  It's adorable and the colors go well with our girl's bathroom.  After all the ironing was done, I got busy with PB's staple gun. 

It is a little more tailored than I wanted but the gathers were going to be a problem since I cannot sew.  I guess you could say this is a version of a box-pleat.  I think it turned out pretty cute and it looks like it belongs in our girl's bathroom now. 


She's 11 and has this awesome little spot in her bathroom to do her nails and in the coming months...her make-up, too.  It's her own little vanity built right into her bathroom.  (The sink and potty are in a separate space connected to this part of her bathroom.)  She's a very lucky girl to have this space!  It's one of the many things I loved about this house.  Please pretend you don't notice that her tub is blue!  Ha! 

So, now her little bathroom throne is complete and she is completely happy with how it looks and so am I!  I don't know what I was waiting on to get this done.  I guess it was just more procrastination on my part.  Do you have any projects that you could be doing? 

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